The short-term joint staff training event (C1) of the VET4BioECONOMY project was held from 4-8/3/2019 in Austria. The event took place in the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna and research institution Wood K plus in Tulln. Altogether 15 employees of the partner organizations from Austria, Croatia and Slovenia participated in the event organized by BOKU.
During the event, participants gained a comprehensive knowledge in forest bioeconomy –its potential, political framework, forest sustainability indicators in the new light of forest bioeconomy and the importance of innovation in forest bioeconomy. On the excursion in Tulln, participants had an opportunity to get an insight into the new products derived from wood, such as isolation material, food packaging material, construction material and toys made of wood-plastic composition and much more.
After this event partners will be able to use gained knowledge in preparation of curriculum and future e-learning course on forest bioeconomy, tailor-made for forestry professionals, forest owners and other forestry-related stakeholders.